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Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Development Program

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The main purpose of this camp it to teach players how to “think the game.”  Becoming a better player is not always about having more skill but using your skills more effectively.

This program will teach players how to become a more effective player by thinking the game and recognizing situations.  This program is designed like a class, with a progression of skills and concept building being directly applied to games.  Practice will be high intensity and controlled scrimmages used frequently.

NEW! We now have 2 age groups for the Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Programs.  Group #1 = 2009, 2010, 2011 AAA/AA & Group #2 = 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 AAA/AA. 

See below for full program explanation and schedules.  Sign up form is at very bottom of the page!————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–


Cost: $405          ($22.5/hour of ice)

  • 10 Practices— 1 ½ hour Ice Sessions (15 Hours Total Practice Ice)
  • 2 Full Games— 3- 15 minute periods (3 Hours Total Game Ice) 

     TOTAL ICE = 18 hours


  • Jersey provided
  • Mark Zarbo Hockey’s Hockey IQ Video Database
    1. Access to online database of video lessons for players to review anytime
    2. Players are sent video lessons before each practice to review skills/teachings for that day
    3. Mark Zarbo Hockey to provide game film broken down with voiced over corrections for player to review/learn from
  • INSTAT Analytics Video account
    1.  Players provided with a personal INSTAT account.
    2. Links to player shifts from games stored here.  Allows players to review all of their shifts only from games.
    3. Provides players with basic analytics on their play such as, turnover rate, puck possession time, shots and where they came from ect.
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    1. Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    2. Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    3. Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount)


  1. Rhea Coad, Head Instructor (Current Head Coach Buffalo Beauts)
  2. Julia Di Tondo, Head Instructor (Current Assistant Coach Buffalo Beauts)
  3. Cassidy Vinkle, Assistant Instructor (Current Forward & Captain Buffalo Beauts)
  4. Allison Attea, Assistant Instructor (Current Defenseman Buffalo Beauts)
  5. Jersey Phillips, Assistant Instructor (Current Defenseman Mercyhurst NCAA D1)


GOALIES!  For summer 2022, Bob Janosz Goaltending Staff will again be present to work with all goalies every practice session.  Goalies signed up for Hockey IQ Program are eligible to play in 3 v 3 Cross-ice Development League at discounted rate of $90 (normally $185 — 51% Discount!).  To sign up for the Mark Zarbo Hockey IQ program please visit Bob Janosz website (3 v 3 League sign up please use form below):


Design Your Own Personalized Summer Program!

At Mark Zarbo Hockey our mission Provide players of all ages & skill levels all-around programs, flexible scheduling, affordable prices/incentives & best in class training. Players will not find another program that is able to provide all of those parameters at the level Mark Zarbo Hockey does in the WNY/Buffalo area.

Example:  A player signed up for Hockey IQ Development Program, 3 v 3 Cross-ice League and 15 Skill Sessions comes to 45 total hours of on-ice training. Applying discounts, price per hour comes to $18.77/hour ice! This includes all the supplied video lessons, access to Hockey IQ Video Database, breakdown of game film (Hockey IQ Program), Iceberg Analytics account, Mark Zarbo Hockey jersey & Front Discount Card as well!


Why is this camp is designed the way it is?!

This camp is designed like a class at school.  It takes into account research recommendations into how youth learn best.

Prior to each practice players will be sent a video lesson on topics and concepts for that week’s session.  Players should watch these videos to get mentally prepared for the concepts to be taught.  Just like in school, teachers assign students readings from a textbook before going to class to introduce them to topics for that day.  

Players will then attend practices and go over the skills and concepts for that day.  After the practice session players should go home and re-watch the teaching video.  Research shows when a student reviews a topic learned within 24 hours, they are more likely to retain what they learned. 

After a base of skills is built, controlled scrimmages and scrimmage drills will be used to connect concepts/skills together and to games (Practice Tests).  The two games are tests, giving players the opportunity to use skills from practice in games.  After the game, players will be able to watch and study their shifts and basic analytics through the use of their INSTAT account.  This will give players an honest view of their play and a blueprint for their development moving forward.

This camp aims to teach players how to “think the game,” develop a base of knowledge to use their skills more effectively and provide a blueprint for moving forward with their own development.  To do that, players must become a student of the game.  This program will offer players every opportunity to become that student and improve their hockey IQ.  Practices and concepts will be age dependent with each practice building off the one prior. 

Outside of this camp, players are offered great discounts to play in the 3 v 3 Cross-ice League and Skill Sessions. This will allow players the ability make an all-around tailored program to their exact needs! 

Learning is a skill!  Teaching is a science!



Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Camp Schedule (2009, 2010, 2011 AAA/AA)

Please see registration form for availability and/or sign up. When signing up please make sure to select correct player position! See Girls Program Tab for all details!
Monday April 256:30 - 8:00pmPractice #1Northtown Center
Monday May 26:30 - 8:00pmPractice #2Northtown Center
Monday May 96:30 - 8:00pmPractice #3Northtown Center
Monday May 166:30 - 8:00pmPractice #4Northtown Center
Monday May 236:30 - 8:00pmPractice #5Northtown Center
Monday June 66:30 - 8:00pmPractice #6Northtown Center
Monday June 136:30 - 8:00pmPractice #7Northtown Center
Monday June 206:30 - 8:00pmGAME #1Northtown Center
Monday June 276:30 - 8:00pmPractice #8Northtown Center
Monday July 116:30 - 8:00pmPractice #9Hyde Park
Monday July 256:30 - 8:00pmPractice #10Northtown Center
Monday Aug 16:30 - 8:00pmGAME #2Northtown Center


Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Camp Schedule (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 AAA/AA)

Please see registration form for availability and/or sign up. When signing up please make sure to select correct player position! See Girls Program Tab for all details!
Monday April 258:00 - 9:30pmPractice #1Northtown Center
Monday May 28:00 - 9:30pmPractice #2Northtown Center
Monday May 98:00 - 9:30pmPractice #3Northtown Center
Monday May 168:00 - 9:30pmPractice #4Northtown Center
Monday May 238:00 - 9:30pmPractice #5Northtown Center
Monday June 68:00 - 9:30pmPractice #6Northtown Center
Monday June 138:00 - 9:30pmPractice #7Northtown Center
Monday June 208:00 - 9:30pmGAME #1Northtown Center
Monday June 278:00 - 9:30pmPractice #8Northtown Center
Monday July 118:00 - 9:30pmPractice #9Hyde Park
Monday July 258:00 - 9:30pmPractice #10Northtown Center
Monday Aug 18:00 - 9:30pmGAME #2Northtown Center


How do I sign up for programs?!

To sign-up for programs, please fill out the form below.  Sign ups are ONLY accepted by filling out form below and no longer accepted by emails, phone calls or text messages.

Step #1:  Fill out parent/guardian contact information and select how many players you are wanting to sign up for programs.  After selecting desired number of players wanting to sign up, that number of requested player sign-up forms will appear.

Step #2:  Fill out player information and check mark the box next to all programs wanting to sign the player up for.  After check marking the box next to programs interested in, further information for that program will appear.  Follow directions for each program to complete sign up.  Repeat step #2 for the desired amount players wanting to sign up.

After filling out and submitting sign-up form you will re-directed to a new page to fill out liability waiver.  In addition, you will receive an email receipt of your sign-up form with copy of your sign up, invoice and payment information.  Please make sure to double check, save and print out this email receipt for your records.  You are responsible for all dates signed up for.



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